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Thomasville neighborhood locks up cars after nine break ins this weekend

A string of car break ins has a Thomasville neighborhood on edge A string of car break ins has a Thomasville neighborhood on edge
Thomasville Police Department Major Eric Hampton Thomasville Police Department Major Eric Hampton
Car break in victim Lebanah Dean Car break in victim Lebanah Dean
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A string of car break ins in a Thomasville neighborhood have homeowners on edge.

Thomasville Police responded to nine cases over the weekend.

More and more homeowners are making sure to lock their doors before leaving their cars out at night. 

Thomasville Police said this area is being targeted.

Major Eric Hampton said, “It's always alarming when you have this many at one time.  That tells us one thing: that there's someone out here working overtime to commit these crimes and break into these vehicles.”

Police responded to several reports of car break ins this weekend,  in an area where neighbors say they've always felt safe.

Lebanah Dean said she never thought twice about leaving her valuables in her car, until she became one of the many victims.

Dean said, “I came out to my car and I opened it up.  The glove compartment was open and the center console was open.  And I know I didn't do that.  And I automatically thought, 'Oh my gosh, I have been robbed.'”

Dean said the thieves got in through her driver's side door, where they found her wallet that had her credit cards, her social security card, and her daughter's.

Dean said, “Other than that, it wasn't a huge deal. Other than the violation part.  I felt violated.  They were right here, next to my house. It makes me feel icky.” 

Officers have increased patrolling the area, but ask for the community's help to find whoever is responsible.

Major Hampton said, “We always encourage citizens to look out for each other.  Make sure they are reporting suspicious activity, be it people or vehicles.”

Officers urge drivers to never keep valuables in their cars, whether locked or unlocked. 


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